Kenneth Doust


Ken has a broad knowledge of the transport industry and the NSW framework in which rail transport operates. He has a long-term corporate knowledge of the NSW portfolio of railway infrastructure, spanning 30 years within engineering, maintenance, asset management and regional infrastructure planning in the legacy railway agencies, including strategic planning roles within City Rail and in the private sector.

Strengths & Skills

  • Strategic infrastructure planning.
  • Engineering delivery and maintenance planning.
  • Asset management planning.
  • Communication and stakeholder management


Sydney Trains

Technical Manager                                                                                                  2015 – Present

Track & Turnout Maintenance Review – Engaged to review and design a new Track Maintenance regime for Track and turnouts and provide input for upload to MIMIR

Signal Technical Documentation Review – Through Windana Research, reviewing and classifying content of technical documents used by the Signalling and Control Systems Division of Sydney Trains. The purpose is to enable the separation from ASA documentation and repackaging to suit Sydney Trains’ needs.

Asset Manager                                                                                                  2014

Newcastle Line Truncation & Wickham Station – Prepared an asset maintenance review and document for the Project Definition & Concept Stage. This Asset Maintenance Review provided sufficient information to enable an asset maintenance strategy to evolve through the Design and Delivery Phase. The aim was to guide the development of an asset maintenance strategy that will provide all Asset Management Information resulting from the configuration changes of this project and provide direct input into the asset maintenance plan.

Asset Manager                                                                                                  2013 – 2014

Sydney Light Rail Extension – Managed the asset management information including asset management plan, operations and maintenance manuals and asset registers for the Inner West Light Rail extension, supporting the John Holland D&C team.

Asset Manager                                                                                                  2013

Auburn Stabling Yard, Clyde Connector Line – Managed the asset management information including sample operations and maintenance manuals and asset registers for the Clyde Connection Works, supporting the Aurecon/ARUP detailed design team.

Asset Manager                                                                                                  2011 – 2015

Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line – Managed the preparation of the bulk of the asset management information, including operations and maintenance manuals and asset registers for the GLRL project, supporting the John Holland D&C team.

Cardno Rail Projects

Manager                                                                                                  2013 – 2014

Provided leadership towards development of a rail team in Cardno and contributed to Cardno’s application for AEO status.

Manager                                                                                                              2013

SVC Tender – Prepared the asset management response, including draft asset management information delivery plan & its interface with design management process, for the unsuccessful AbiGroup tender.

Systems Engineer                                                                                                  2010 – 2011

Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line – Supporting the John Holland Design Management team with requirements management and asset maintenance deliverables. Project role commenced in tender stage through to completion of detailed design.

Asset Manager                                                                                                  2011

Northern Sydney Freight Corridor – Leading requirements development for Northern Sydney Freight Corridor signalling & operations Concept Development Stage.

TIDC – Project Manager                                                                                                  2009

Novo Rail – Project Manager                                                                                                   2009

TIDC – Advisor – Epping to Chatswood Rail Link                                                                                                  2008

RailCorp – Integrated Support Analyst, Civil Group Leader                                                                                                  2003 – 2008

Transrapid Corporation Australia – Advisor                                                                                                  1997 – 2002

City Rail – Infrastructure Planning Manager                                                                                                  1992 – 1996

Freight Rail – Project Engineer                                                                                                  1991

City Rail – Project Engineer/Manager                                                                                                  1984 – 1991

Qualifications & Affiliations

PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering – University of NSW, 2008

Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) – NSW Institute of Technology, 1981

Master of Engineering (Transport) – University of New South Wales

Graduate Diploma in Systems Engineering – University of Wollongong, 1996

Member of IE Australia, APESMA and APESMA